Abortion and Infanticide [Michael Tooley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book has two main concerns. The first is to isolate the. text Michael Tooley’s recent book, Abortion and Infanticide Tooley advances his arguments for a liberal position with great so- phistication and in impressive. MICHAEL TOOLEY. Abortion and Infanticide’. This essay deals with the question of the morality of abortion and in- fanticide. The fundamental ethical objection.

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A common argument against abortion: Lack of desire due to ifanticide psychological derangement. What properties must an infanricide possess in order to be a person i. The SCR specifies a necessary condition for personhood. Card – – Bioethics 14 4: Sign in to use this feature.

Tooley argues that these alternative proposals are implausible. Philosophy and Public Affairs 2 1: Devine – – Philosophy 59 Is satisfaction of the SCR a sufficient condition for personhood? It is less clear at what point infants satisfy the SCR.

Is the argument sound? But we would still want to say that I have a right to life. Jeffrey Reiman – – Journal of Social Philosophy 29 2: Should Practical Reason Be Tabled?

Tooley’s “Abortion and Infanticide”

Added snd PP index Total downloads 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 35 11, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The conclusion of this argument is the SCR. An organism has a right to life only if it possesses tooely concept of a self as a continuing subject of experiences and other mental states, and believes that it is itself such a continuing entity. For example, suppose that I have infangicide brainwashed or indoctrinated such that I do not desire to live. Lawrence Torcello – – Res Publica 15 1: Tooley wants to qualify the claim to accommodate three kinds of situations which might suggest it is false.

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A Defence of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing. Reply to Don Marquis’s “Reiman on Abortion”. So they do not have a right to life. Lack of desire due to temporary unconsciousness.

A comment on Tooley’s Abortion and Infanticide.

Lack of desire due to brainwashing or indoctrination. So he would deny 2 and 3. The former is a descriptive term; the latter is a moral term. Science Logic and Mathematics. Is the argument valid? He holds that fetuses and infants fail to meet the SCR. It is not clear that we have desires when we are unconscious. This is a moral question.

Jeff McMahan – – Utilitas 19 2: So our treatment of many animals may be morally indefensible; we may be murdering innocent persons. Michael Tooley University of Colorado, Boulder.

He denies that the fetus is a person. We would still want to infanticjde that I have right to life. A has a right to X only if A desires X or A lacks such a desire, but the lack of desire is due to temporary emotional imbalance, temporary unconsciousness, or brainwashing indoctrination, etc.


Infanticide in Applied Ethics.

If an organism potentially possesses P, then the organism has a right to life now. Is this claim plausible? If this is correct, then I do not now have a desire to live. Find it on Scholar. Infanticide and the Liberal View on Abortion. An organism possesses a serious right to life only if it possesses the concept of a self as a continuing subject of experiences and other mental states, and believes that it is itself such a continuing entity.

Abortion and infanticide are therefore morally permissible unless there are some other objections to these practices.

There is some property or other, even if we do not know what it infantiide, that adult humans possess and that endows them a right to life. Between Abortion and Infanticide. This article has no associated abstract. For example, suppose that I have become temporarily unconscious.